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Kate Hart: How To Get Published: A Flowchart

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Slightly tongue-in-cheek infographic.

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The 7 Types of Bloggers - Are You Writing from the Right Place? - Technorati

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The 7 Types of Bloggers - Are You Writing from the Right Place?
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Technorati Top 100 Books blog Write to Done offers up a succinct list of seven different types of bloggers, and the content they tend to connect over.
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Never underestimate the power of the flock | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

Never underestimate the power of the flock | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

Struggling to write out there all on your own? Harness the power of others--and get writing.

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Onomatopoeia in conversation

Examples of sound effects and imitative words for noises people make in conversation, as found in poems, literature, slang and the web. Grunts, sniffs, greetings, crying and more
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A lot of communication is in sounds as well as words. Great resource for writers.

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It’s the end of the world as we know it | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

It’s the end of the world as we know it | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

Day #2 of Writing Camp. Last night I started the novel in contemporary omniscient, setting the scene, and then delved into single third, in Sera’s head. After getting frustrated (partly because I switched to past tense as well and I’m so used to writing in present), I started a second beginning (See previous post about my insane creative process) with classical omniscient and then into single third, present tense.

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WriterStrong: Keep Them Up All Night Turning Pages

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If you’ve been told, either by agents, editors, or crit groups that you have a pacing problem, don’t get overwhelmed. Yes, look at where you enter and exit each scene, but also try this: zoom in to a single plot point or interaction between characters and analyze how you build anticipation.


Via Ruth Long , Laura Brown
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6 Steps To Being More Creative : zenhabits


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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

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According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Love that writers' can activate other people's brains by telling stories -- readers experience it as if they have lived it first hand. Ah, the power of a great story.

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Eugene Fernandez's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:21 AM

The act of writing is in of itself a reflective and creative journey.

Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

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What the Best Writing Teachers Know

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A high school student explains how she discovered the "two dimensions" of writing.
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Games for writers and word play | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

Games for writers and word play | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

An extensive but by no means exhaustive list of board games that teach vocabulary and word play. 

 

 

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If you are going to be a writer, you must love the tools of the trade -- words.

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Fashions and Gifts for Angry Writers

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Apparel and gifts for frustrated novelists, grumpy poets and other angry writers (and the muses who torment them).
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Lots of gift ideas for the writer in your life.

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Mary Oliver - Books, Biography, Poetry » Mary Oliver reads Mornings at Blackwater

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Mary Oliver is the author of many famous poems, including The Journey, Wild Geese, The Summer Day, and When Death Comes.
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One of my favorite poets.

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Everest by Fog: Kill the Baddies, not the Darlings

Everest by Fog: Kill the Baddies, not the Darlings | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

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Storytelling Websites and Resources | Elizabeth Figa

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Resources for storytelling performances, training, coaching, and research.

Via José Carlos, Jim Lerman
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Tons of links on how to tell stories, why we are so interested in stories, and websites with great stories.

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Coletta P. Kahn's comment, July 26, 2013 12:13 AM
wow good one!!
Karen Dietz's comment, July 30, 2013 8:50 PM
Thanks Coletta!
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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic] | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

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KindredReaders's curator insight, January 2, 11:45 AM

great visual reference!

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 3, 1:39 AM

Creative writing in steps

Gennia Holder's curator insight, January 14, 9:50 AM

This a great list, but, perfect?  I don't know about that :)  Stories aren't a magic bullet. However, applying these elements and telling the right story+right time+right audience... can make an emotional connection with your audience that impacts your business.

 

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Resources for Writers: Tips for Writing Effective Dialogue

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Penelope's curator insight, May 21, 2013 12:15 AM

 

Yackety Yak. Blah Blah Blah. We talk every day and in every way. Is it always effective talking? Not really. But when it comes to our writing of dialogue inside of our stories, it better be.

 

When a writer goes on for a page or two or three describing what kind of coffee a character is going to order at the cafe, my eyes start to roll back in my head, and I am more than likely to slam the door on that story.

 

Dialogue is war! If you write dialogue--make it tight--and make it right! Make sure it is going to advance your story. I am still basking in the "afterglow" of all of the wonderful dialogue and storytelling from the remake of the "Great Gatsby" movie. Ah, but that is a post for another day.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://jodierennerediting.blogspot.com/2010/08/tips-for-writing-effective-dialogue.html

 

 

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, May 21, 2013 3:13 PM

very instructive advice. De bons conseils pour écrire des dialogues réalistes.

Penelope's comment, May 21, 2013 3:17 PM
Merci'!
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Writing like a duck out of water | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

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Are you writing like a duck out of water? You should be.

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Writing and Fear

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I owe much of my understanding of suspense and fear on the page to one single terrifying experience.
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What scares you? What haunts you? Use that to write scenes that ring true.

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Innovation Excellence | A Brilliantly Simple Way to Boost our Creativity

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In this fascinating Scientific American article, the authors (Oren Shapira and Nira Liberman) tell us that creativity is not bound by the sole innate characteristics of an individual and can in fact be changed based on situation and context.

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Teaching Writing with Graphic Organizers

Find resources at http://pear.ly/bKmy9

 

Via Chris Smith's Shambles site


Via Jim Lerman
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If you go to http://Pear.ly/bKmy9 all the links are there in a map.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, June 1, 2013 11:53 AM

A very resource-rich slide deck by the wonderful Shelly Terrell.

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Who’s telling your story? Exploring Point of View | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

Who’s telling your story? Exploring Point of View | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

I’ve taken a step back to look again at how best to tell the story–or, in this case, who best should tell the story. It’s all about perspective, just like with painting. Change perspective and you change what one notices in the picture. Change the POV and you change what the reader can experience in the story.

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Explores the different third-person points of view.

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31 Most Invaluable Pieces Of Writing Advice From Famous Authors

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Many avid readers are also avid writers. It only makes sense that someone who loves the beauty of language would want to make a craft of it.
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Slideshow with quotes from famous authors.

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WritersBeat.com

The official writing forums of Writer's Beat. Post your stories, share some feedback, read the e-zine, become part of the writing community!
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Looking for a writer community? Check this out.

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Writing outside the comfort zone — literally | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

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Where do you write? Center of the room? Perfect Office? Not for me.

 

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What are you waiting for? The perfect writing environment? Might never happen. Don't be like the exerciser that can't exercise until she buys new workout clothes. Start. Right. Now.

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This Craft Called Writing

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a blog about writing, editing and being published
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Some good tips from author Celia Rees.

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